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#SelmaforStudents: How varied learning opportunities impact at-risk students

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A student, growing increasingly frustrated in their classroom, has finally had enough. They jump up from their desk and start spewing profanity, hands gesturing erratically as they enter into a full-fledged meltdown. Or maybe they don’t. Maybe, when their frustration reaches a boiling point, they sink deeper into their chair, pull up their hood and work... Read more

A Call to Serve: Wediko encourages MLK National Day of Service

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Each year, on the third Monday in January, America pauses to remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in various ways. In 1994, this day became more than a federal holiday and a day off from work and school; it became a call to action. On January 19th, members of the... Read more

Wediko Directors present at 19th annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health

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Wediko had the opportunity to present at the 19th annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health in Pittsburgh, PA this past September.   The presentation was a cross-collaboration with Directors from Wediko’s Boston School-Based Services, Wediko NY, and Home-Based Solutions.  Directors shared Wediko’s expertise on home and school collaboration, presenting on Wediko’s continuum of services. At the... Read more

Wediko Welcomes Louis D. Brown Peace Institute 

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Louis D. Brown Peace Institute Presentation

On Friday, October 10th, 2014, Wediko hosted representatives from the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute for a film screening and discussion for the Boston-based staff team. The documentary, entitled “Street Soldiers: Uniting to Rebuild our Community One Block at a Time,” was filmed by the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute in 2006. It follows several young... Read more

Wediko remains integral part of NATSAP Northeastern Regional Conference

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At 9:00pm on Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 Katie Walsh, M.Div., LICSW, the Director of Admissions for Wediko Children’s Services, breathed a sigh of relief. “It was 5 years ago that I raised my hand and volunteered to chair the NATSAP Northeastern Regional Conference,” Walsh said. “It has been an amazing ride.” NATSAP, or the National Association of... Read more

Cycle the High Hills 2014: A new spin on a Wediko favorite

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Matthew Brooks at Cycle the High Hills

Ames Hall was lit by a warm glow from the fireplace on Friday evening as riders and volunteers all joined for the same purpose; Wediko Children’s Services’ 7th annual Cycle the High Hills fundraising event. “On the Friday night before the ride, everyone gathers together. It brings together people of all different Wediko connections -- clients,... Read more

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